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Red Wings mid-day news: on Datsyuk joining ‘club 1,000’ and Wings-Stars tailings

Updated at 2:01 PM: The Red Wings are enjoying a welcome and what will become an increasingly rare day off after their 4-1 victory over the Dallas Stars last night, so today's crop of Red Wings-related stories, barring any injury news, will be pretty spartan. As I was wrapping up last night's overnight report, however, a story from Russia Today appeared around 4 AM EST, and...
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January 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Bill Daly On The Expansion Talk

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN, "There’s never been a plan to expand to 32 teams," NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly told ESPN.com Wednesday morning. "Whether we talked conceptually at some point if things are going well whether we could expand to 32, I’m sure we suggested we could, but we certainly never reached the point where that was appropriate when Paul...
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January 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Penguins Humiliated at Home by Islanders: It’s Beyond Flat Now

It's not often when the team that is supposedly the Stanley Cup contender is getting booed at home loudly and with a lot of frequency in only the second home game of the season. But that's exactly what happened at the Consol Mausoleum last night, as the "inferior" New York Islanders skated circles around the lackadaisical Penguins, 4-1. That makes 3 losses out...
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January 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Two Rookie Of The Year Awards In The Same Season?

from Terry Jones of the Edmonton Sun, The American Hockey League has determined that Justin Schultz is eligible to be their rookie of the year. Jason Chaimovitch from the AHL office has done the research and informed your correspondent Tuesday Schultz looks to be legal. “It’s an unusual circumstance but I took a look at our by-laws and I do not think there are any...
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January 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Columbus Coach Not Happy After Loss To Minnesota

from Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch, Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards let it be known last night that he has no interest in coaching the NHL’s lovable losers, a club full of players looking to lean on the closest excuse. After a 3-2 loss to the Minnesota Wild before 17,584 in Xcel Energy Center — a game in which the Blue Jackets ended their woeful power-play...
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January 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Video- Some “Lunkhead” Could Have Cost His Team A Point

More on this at the Boston Globe and Puck Daddy.
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January 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Video- If You See A Hit Coming, What Do You Do?

via John Vogl of the Buffalo News, Sabres right wing Patrick Kaleta didn’t get to see the wild ending. He was taken to the hospital for precautionary tests after suffering a neck injury in the first period. Kaleta made a pass along the boards and turned his back as Mike Brown barreled in. The Toronto forward followed through his hit and was assessed a boarding penalty...
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January 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Video- Colin McDonald Will Be Meeting With The NHL To Discuss This Hit

NYI Colin McDonald will have a disciplinary hearing with NHL this morning at 10:45 for his hit from behind on PIT's Ben Lovejoy. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) January 30, 2013  
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January 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Bad Time For A Bad Goal

via Eric Stephens of Ducks Blog, One did get away from Jonas Hiller with 2:45 left in regulation when a wrist shot from Logan Couturethat he often gobbles right up somehow managed to skip off his glove and then between his pads for the tying goal.... “I had no idea where it went,” Hiller said. “I thought it went over me or whatever. I just got a piece with my glove...
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January 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings-Stars wrap-up and overnight report: progress made, but there’s work to be done

As stated in the quick take, the Red Wings did not resolve any of their statistical issues on Tuesday night. They took 5 penalties, were out-shot in two of three periods, they still have yet to score a first-period goal, their power play is now a woeful 3-for-35, and they gave up the game's first goal yet again. Statistics matter a little less when you win, however, and the...
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January 30, 2013  |  Discuss

On ‘Zetterberg är min favoritspelare’ and living in a hockey bubble

Sometimes doing this job involves living in a little bubble. On game days, like Tuesday, even though I'm not at the rink, I'm up to cover the morning skate, which the Red Wings hold for home games at 10:30 AM, and while I tend to get a "pre-game nap" in, I usually don't call it quits till somewhere between 3:30 and 4:30 AM the next day. So while I was puttering...
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January 30, 2013  |  Discuss

MVP So Far This Season

I have been interested in trying to establish when the NHL award winners take over the lead in their award during the course of the season for many years.  As a result, I have made picks for the NHL awards as soon as I can in the season and re-assessed those picks when necessary - in some cases many times in a season and in other cases that player held the lead for the award the...
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January 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings-Stars quick take: execution, effort, and some style points

The Detroit Red Wings have not managed to score a first-period goal yet. Their power play still kinda stinks. But the Red Wings managed to secure a 4-1 victory over the Dallas Stars thanks to some inspiring fights by Jordin Tootoo--followed up by some superb play by the Miller-Abdelkader/Emmerton-Tootoo line--fantastic goaltending by Jimmy Howard, and persistent effort in overcoming...
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January 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Video- Ryan Callahan Injury

The Rangers have not given an update on the status of the injury Callahan suffered tonight. By the looks of it, is appears to be a shoulder injury.   added 10:21pm,   Talbot on Callahan incident: "We decided to go and we were holding each other up and his shoulder popped out or something. Unfortunate." — Dave Lozo (@DaveLozo) January 30, 2013
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January 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Expansion Talk

from Elliotte Friedman of CBC, The biggest news in the city of Markham, Ont., Tuesday night was supposed to be a vote on whether or not work would continue on the proposed 20,000-seat GTA Centre. But former NHLPA executive director Paul Kelly dropped a bombshell. Kelly, who's been working with W. Graeme Roustan, the "face" of the project, stood up in front...
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January 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers Hang On to Beat the Flyers

The New York Rangers survived a frantic third period to defeat the Philadelphia Flyers tonight by a score of 2-1 at Madison Square Garden. The way the Blueshirts played tonight is exactly the kind of style that won the team many games last season. They got some timely scoring from defenseman Michael Del Zotto and team captain Ryan Callahan before relying on their penalty killing...
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January 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Todd Bertuzzi dodges a bullet

I don't know if we're gonna find a video of the play, but Todd Bertuzzi took a stick to the eye on a follow-through by Stars forward Jamie Benn. The refs called what is not but should be a double minor for high sticking as follow-throughs are exempt from penalties--though Kris Draper was nearly blinded by Paul Kariya on a similar play. As Wings fans' collective breath...
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January 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Life on the Bus

Chris Gigley writes a great piece today about life on the bus in the minor leagues.  He spoke with Syracuse Crunch equipment manager J.W. Aiken, who recalls a dicey bus ride two years ago during his time with the Norfolk Admirals: The Admirals were on their way home from Manchester, N.H., when the team bus stalled out in a snowstorm on a particularly steep section of the highway...
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January 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Pre-game notes, Ducks @ Sharks 1/29/13

The reports about Jason Demers and Brent Burns should be considered positive developments.  The reports I mean are things like: Jason Demers practiced with the team and took line rushes with Matt Irwin this morning while Nick Petrecki and Brent Burns skated together. Still, McLellan stopped short of declaring Demers good-to-go. -Working the Corners Even if Demers isn't expected...
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January 29, 2013  |  Discuss

It’s A Tattle-Tale Sound We’re Not Used To Hearing…So Give Us A Break

With only three days left until Gary's playoffs begin, the Wings sit in 9th place in the Western Conference.  Thankfully, that's bound to change tonite because they're destined for two points.  Destined, I say.  Why? Because Yackub Kindle is playing.  Yackub,. as you're aware, was the 19th overall pick in 2005 and he's been lighting it up since then boy...
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January 29, 2013  |  Discuss

The Hockey Playing Owner

from Dan Rosen of NHL.com, St. Louis Blues owner Tom Stillman initially thought a friend was playing a joke on him, but he knew that couldn't be the case because the name and number that came up on his phone was one that he had saved in his contacts folder. Wayne Gretzky. The Great One was indeed calling the new owner of the Blues to invite him to be his guest at...
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January 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Report- Jamison Will Finalize Coyotes Purchase This Week

from Mike Sunnucks of the Phoenix Business Journal at The Sporting News, Greg Jamison’s investment group is slated to finally close on its purchase of the Phoenix Coyotes hockey team, according to sources familiar with the deal. Two sources familiar with the deal told me today that Jamison’s group will close the deal tomorrow, while another official said it will happen...
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January 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings’ Chris Chelios wants to work toward a different kind of player development job

Red Wings executive Chris Chelios has been mentoring the organization's top defensive prospects for some time now, and over the past two seasons, he's begun to help the Grand Rapids Griffins' coaches hold practice on increasingly regular bases. This week, Chelios is taking partin Wayne Gretzky's fantasy hockey camp in Las Vegas, Nevada, and he spoke to NHL.com'...
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January 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Afternoon diversion: on the draft, a previous Red Wings draft and Ken Holland’s trade trigger point

Because weather issues forced the Dallas Stars to fly into Detroit today, they didn't hold a morning skate. As such, the Dallas News's Mike Heika and DallasStars.com's Mark Stepneski offered their game-day updates within the last hour, and the Wings' website has just wrapped up their game-day coverage. Those stories and videos are located in the post dedicated to...
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January 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Never to Early to Talk Rookie of the Year

The NHL’s rookie of the year trophy, the Calder Memorial, has been handed out 79 times to date. Unsurprisingly the trophy has touched the hands of 53 forwards  - 25 centres, 10 left wingers and 18 right wingers, 16 goaltenders, and only 10 defencemen. Those 79 recipients have come from 21 of the current 30 NHL teams, and yet with all of the young rookies that have played for...
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January 29, 2013  |  Discuss
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